Attorney; journalist.  Born 1911, South Carolina.  Never married.  Education–graduated from Captain Alden Patridge’s Military School in New England; from Yale or Trinity College; read law and was admitted to the bar in South Carolina.  Moved to Mobile as a young man; wrote for the Mobile Tribune, including a regular column, “Mobile in Slices,” and his columns form the basis for his book Sketches of Mobile..  Served in the Confederate Army; captured at Fort Gaines and held as a prisoner of war at Ship Island.  Active in Mobile Theatre; wrote a play, “Raphael or the Ambitious Painter,” produced in Mobile about 1850.  Died June 1, 1878.



Benjamin B. Williams, “Introduction” to Sketches of Mobile.


Sketches of Mobile, from 1814 to the Present Time.  Mobile:  B.H.Richardson, 1868; reprinted Tipton Printing and Publishing Co., 1971.